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## Stochastic modeling: The impact of chance

*Odo Diekmann, Hans Heesterbeek, and Tom Britton*

### in Mathematical Tools for Understanding Infectious Disease Dynamics

- Published in print:
- 2012
- Published Online:
- October 2017
- ISBN:
- 9780691155395
- eISBN:
- 9781400845620
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Princeton University Press
- DOI:
- 10.23943/princeton/9780691155395.003.0003
- Subject:
- Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

This chapter defines a stochastic counterpart to the homogeneous deterministic epidemic model introduced in Chapter 1. The model considers a homogeneous community of individuals that mix uniformly, ... More

## Inference, or how to deduce conclusions from data

*Odo Diekmann, Hans Heesterbeek, and Tom Britton*

### in Mathematical Tools for Understanding Infectious Disease Dynamics

- Published in print:
- 2012
- Published Online:
- October 2017
- ISBN:
- 9780691155395
- eISBN:
- 9781400845620
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Princeton University Press
- DOI:
- 10.23943/princeton/9780691155395.003.0005
- Subject:
- Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

This chapter describes methods for making inferences about key epidemiological parameters from available data. The chapter presents the powerful statistical method called maximum-likelihood (ML) ... More

## A brief guide to computer intensive statistics

*Odo Diekmann, Hans Heesterbeek, and Tom Britton*

### in Mathematical Tools for Understanding Infectious Disease Dynamics

- Published in print:
- 2012
- Published Online:
- October 2017
- ISBN:
- 9780691155395
- eISBN:
- 9781400845620
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Princeton University Press
- DOI:
- 10.23943/princeton/9780691155395.003.0015
- Subject:
- Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

Chapters 5, 13 and 14 presented methods for making inference about infectious diseases from available data. This is of course one of the main motivations for modeling: learning about important ... More

## Age structure

*Odo Diekmann, Hans Heesterbeek, and Tom Britton*

### in Mathematical Tools for Understanding Infectious Disease Dynamics

- Published in print:
- 2012
- Published Online:
- October 2017
- ISBN:
- 9780691155395
- eISBN:
- 9781400845620
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Princeton University Press
- DOI:
- 10.23943/princeton/9780691155395.003.0009
- Subject:
- Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

This chapter elaborates on the special case of age structure. Especially in the context of infectious diseases among humans, “age” is often used to characterize individuals. Partly this reflects our ... More

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